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1. Verizon 2.3 star rating (2.3 stars | 75 Reviews)
2. T-Mobile 1.8 star rating (1.8 stars | 75 Reviews)
3. Sprint 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 53 Reviews)
4. AT&T 1.7 star rating (1.7 stars | 136 Reviews)

Total Coverage 1.9 star rating (1.9 stars | 417 Reviews)
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Verizon

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | NE Grand Ave. | Alberta, Portland, OR 97211 |

Have tried most major cell phone companies. Verizon is the only one I can use inside my house without losing calls. Customer service is wonderful. I am a huge fan of Verizon.

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AT&T

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | Kearney | 14th, Portland, OR 97209 |

Having much better luck with Cingular than Verizon here. Both work but Verizon often missed calls, even with 2-3 bars. Deep inside several loft buildings, including Marshall Wells, The Edge and The Avenue: Verizon: 0-2 bars Cingular: 3-5 bars Outside on the street: Verizon: 3-5 bars Cingular: 5 bars

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Verizon

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | 82nd Ave. | Johnson Creek Blvd., Portland, OR 97266 |

I can generally call out just fine, even with no bars. Incoming calls don't usually make it, though. Only the voicemail notifications.

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Virgin Mobile

4 Out of 5 (4 stars) | SE Hawthorne | SE 32nd, Portland, OR 97214 |

Very happy with the Virgin Mobile reception; routinely get 3 bars or more inside my house, never drop or miss a call. Contrast to previous AT&T / Cingular, where we never had even one bar, and had to leave the house and go to the end of the block to check voicemail or make a call.

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AT&T

5 Out of 5 (5 stars) | 39th | Glisan, Portland, OR 97213 |

I still have an AT&T contract. When I got it, 1.5 years ago, had only 1-2 bars at home. There was a sudden increase to full bars when purchased by Cingular. I have had no problems with dropped calls, but could have a clearer connection.

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | McLoughlin Blvd. | SE Franklin, Portland, OR 97202 |

I can be sitting at my home office with the cell phone right next to me and the next thing I know it beeps indicating a message. Phone never rang! It takes at least 3 calls to complete a call with the constant call dropping and at various times I have been told that the automated message that Cingular uses during peak phone usage (8-9AM, 12N and 5-6PM) says my phone has been disconnected. I guess all circuits are busy since we all are trying to constantly call back our parties! Repeatedly visited Cingular store and requested that they check service in area - then called Customer Care and was told all those trips were wasted because "those people are just salespeople". Finally asked to be released from contract - 2 hours on phone standing in their company store and connected to customer care - final result - pay the $150 for cancellation. I said send me a final bill - and when it finally came it did not reflect my last payment and two weeks later they sent me to collection - even though the bill was not yet due!

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AT&T

2 Out of 5 (2 stars) | McLoughlin Blvd. | SE Franklin, Portland, OR 97202 |

I can be sitting at my home office with the cell phone right next to me and the next thing I know it beeps indicating a message. Phone never rang! It takes at least 3 calls to complete a call with the constant call dropping and at various times I have been told that the automated message that Cingular uses during peak phone usage (8-9AM, 12N and 5-6PM) says my phone has been disconnected. I guess all circuits are busy since we all are trying to constantly call back our parties!

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Killingsworth and Vancouver, Portland, OR 97211 |

I feel like I'm chanelling the Verizon guy: "Can you hear me now?" No, they can't! Reception is fine throughout most of the city but in NE it's almost non-existant. 2 bars on average with a lot of cut outs. It's a joke. I hear Cingular and Verizon are better... they're also a lot more expensive. Good luck!

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T-Mobile

1 Out of 5 (1 star) | Division | Se 32nd, Portland, OR 97202 |

incredibly frustrating. there seems to be a dead zone from about 30th to 41st on division and between division and hawthone between the amse avenues. seems to be affected by weather, chance and how important the call is. does any provider have good service in this area?

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Verizon

0 Out of 5 (0 stars) | NW 111th, Portland, OR 97229 |

Almost no cell phone reception for any company here! This isn't the middle of the woods. The phone will usually ring and then as soon as I answer, the call fails.

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